Toddlers love stories and love to be part of the action! These are easy finger play puppets to make with your child.
• popsicle sticks
• orange & brown construction paper
• black marker/crayon
• sissors & glue
Our momstown Milton members made this craft at a playgroup heavy with the 12-18 month crowd who often aren’t really into crafts. This is an easy activity and short enough to get their interest!
Cut out pumpkin shapes and talk together about have types of faces the jack-o-lanterns should have. Help your child glue each pumpkin onto its own popsicle stick for 5 mini puppets.
While the pumpkins are drying, cut out a “gate” than can stand up (fold a crease so it stands). Cut 5 slits in your wall where the popsicle sticks will go.
Once dry you can stick the pumpkin puppets into the wall to “sit”. Play with the puppets and do this well-known rhyme below. Have fun!
Finger Play Rhyme: Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate
The first one said, "Oh, my it's getting late."
The second one said, "There are witches in the air".
The third one said, "But we don't care!"
The fourth one said, "Let's run and run and run".
The fifth one said, "I'm ready for some fun!"
Wooooo, went the wind
And out went the light
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!